2011 Tour Championship Tips, PGA Tour, Fed Ex Cup Final
Odds from Betfair
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Luke Donald 8/1
It’s just amazing how consistent Luke Donald has been this year. Fourth again last week and when you consider he opened with a 75, that wasn’t half bad! That made it four top-10’s in his last five events. Second behind Furyk last year and now gunning for his fourth title of the year, the Tour Championship trophy would look nice opposite the BMW PGA Championship on the mantelpiece.
Webb Simpson 13/1
Probably the most deserving of the title is Webb Simpson. Of an incredible 10 top-10’s this season, Simpson has bagged two wins in his last four events at Wyndham and the Deutsche Bank. Fifth last week after a tough weekend, but for me Simpson is the one to watch. It’s his first time at East Lake but the leader in greens in regulation should take to this course like a duck with Webb-ed feet!
Keegan Bradley 42/1
Considering it’s only a 30 man field this week you can get really good odds on Keegan Bradley. Tied 16th last week but he almost gave up in his final round of 76 and could have finished much higher. Eight under won him the PGA Championship and in the last three stagings the Tour Championship hasn’t had a winning score lower than nine under. Considering he has also won the HP Byron Nelson, those odds are pretty generous.
Geoff Ogilvy 24/1
Squeezed into last week’s event by the back door but by God didn’t he make the most of it. Four rounds in the 60’s grabbed the Aussie a third place and his spot in the final. Tied 16th in 2009 and 13th last season, Geoff hasn’t quite managed to strings four good rounds together at the Tour Championship but if he continues to perform as he did last week, he could well do it this time around.
Nick Watney 18/1
Went berserk here last year on the weekend shooting a ridiculous 63 on the Saturday and 67 on Sunday to rocket into a tie for fourth. Solid if unspectacular of late but don’t forget Nickers has two wins this season at Aronimink in July and Doral early in the season. The shortened rough should help him too as his greens in regulation stats are not as sharp as they were last season. If he can hit the ground running this week, Watney could post a score that will be hard to beat.